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Australia and the Monarchy


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Expanding on his recent essay for Griffith Review, historian and biographer Jim Davidson examines the complex history of Australia’s relationship with the British monarchy, and the various attempts to make it a real presence here. He concludes by asking, when will Australian society and polity face up to the inevitable and move on?



Jim Davidson

Jim Davidson is an historian and biographer. His best-known books are Lyrebird Rising and the recently-published A Three-Cornered Life: The Historian WK Hancock. Together they have won half a dozen prizes, including the Prime Minister’s History Prize, the Victorian premier’s non-fiction prize a... Read more


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